Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States, having been around for about 400 years. The city is home to many of the nation’s oldest attractions, including the oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the oldest public park, Bushnell Park; the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the second-oldest secondary school, Hartford Public; and the Mark Twain House. All of these “old” places contain a lot of historical significance that makes the city special.
In the same way, your oldest family members and friends are valuable sources of wisdom, and you often trust their advice. If you are looking for a special gift for an elderly grandparent, father, mother, or friend in Hartford, our Hartford gift baskets pay tribute to the best “classic” treats, all of which have stood the test of time. From our freshly dipped strawberries to our sweet and salty nuts; from our chocolates and caramels to our gourmet cakes, we have plenty of special ways to celebrate someone who has lived a long (and sweet!) life.
For several decades following the American Civil War, Hartford was the country’s wealthiest city. In 2004, the Hartford metropolitan area ranked second behind San Francisco in national per capita economic activity. Hartford is currently ranked 32nd out of 318 metropolitan areas in terms of its complete economic production. With the city’s wealth in mind, we have made sure that our gift baskets delivered to Hartford always include items that are “rich” in flavor! Try our decadent, rich-chocolate, three-layer cakes. Or, enjoy our chocolate cake pops with gold and silver sparkles. There is no better way to congratulate your loved ones on their recent financial successes from new jobs, sold properties, or even lottery winnings!
Hartford’s economic prosperity prompted Mark Twain to write, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see, this is the chief.” Mark Twain was one of many famous authors who lived in the city. His next-door neighbor was Harriet Beecher Stow. Wallace Stevens, the poet, also resided there, as well as both Dominick Dunne and John Gregory Dunne. Other influential Hartford figures include financier and industrialist J.P. Morgan, dictionary author Noah Webster, and inventor Sam Colt. Famous entertainers who have called Hartford home include Katharine Hepburn, Linda Evans, William Gillette, Charles Nelson Reilly and Norman Lear.
We also have Hartford to thank for many of our country’s musical greats. Singer Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) has gone down in history as the "last of the red-hot mamas.” And of course there’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Mike Carabello, of the band Santana. Both of these artists “bring the heat,” so celebrate them with our hot sauce Hartford food gift baskets. Our spicy flavors include red pepper, green jalapeno and “crying tongue.” Also, fans of Hartford local Mark McGrath can pay tribute to the “sweetness” of Sugar Ray, with our sweet mixed nuts and dipped berries. These sugary delights make perfect snacks for munching on during concerts.
If your daughter or son is attending Hartford’s Trinity College, the University of Connecticut, or even nearby Yale University, our Hartford gift basket delivery service guarantees to send his or her favorite treats directly to the dorm’s doorstep! Choose from our juicy apples, fresh dipped strawberries, mixed nuts and chocolate cake pops. You can’t go wrong with snacks your kids can share with new friends or chew on while studying…or while tailgating at a college sports game! And speaking of sports games, Hartford locals will love our Hartford birthday gift baskets, complete with hand dipped, sports-themed strawberries and cookies. Or, you can send a friend one of our freshly baked chocolate, vanilla or red velvet cakes for a festive celebration!